West Ham Fans Invade Pitch In Ownership Protest

West Ham Fans Invade Pitch In Ownership Protest

The Premier League said: "It is essential that everybody who plays or attends a Premier League football match can do so safely".

According to BBC, the home side's collapse was at odds with an impressive first half when they started well, going close through striker Marko Arnautovic and playmaker Manuel Lanzini, who were denied by the legs of Burnley keeper Nick Pope.

Moyes spoke about the moment Mark Noble clashed with a pitch invader and admitted that he thought the Hammers skipper might have been sent-off for his actions: "A little bit (though he might be sent-off)".

West Ham United manager David Moyes has predicted that the battle against the drop will continue until the very last day of the season.

But understandably, the Hammers chief was quizzed about events other than the football, particularly those incidents that saw disgruntled fans make their feelings clear with a series of pitch invasions.

During the match, which the Hammers lost 3-0, about 200 supporters gathered around the director's box, hurling abuse at West Ham co-owners David Gold and David Sullivan.

Former West Ham great Trevor Brooking was left nearly alone in the directors' box.

Police had to be positioned along the touchline and specifically around the West Ham bench, where more disturbances appeared to take place.

The club issued a statement saying an investigation would be launched immediately.

West Ham called an emergency meeting with the publicly owned stadium's operators and said it was "committed to taking decisive and appropriate action" against the perpetrators.

"There is no place at any level of the game for what happened at the London Stadium", the Premier League said. "There will be no further comment at this time".

Fan protests turned extraordinarily bad on Saturday at the London Stadium, where West Ham fell 3-0 to Burnley.

A third successive Premier League defeat saw West Ham slip closer to the relegation zone and Moyes accepts his side are going through a hard spell.

"Since I've been here (the fans) have been really good".

"Everyone knows you don't come on the pitch - that's the rules".

"I've told them (the players) that we're all sticking together, that we're going to stick our chests out, get back to winning ways and do it together".

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